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The erosion of community play

I just read an insightful piece in The Guardian titled “Children in our towns and cities are being robbed of safe places to play.” The author argues that we fail to consider …

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Playing it safe with SMARTE®

When planning a new playground, chances are you’ll spend the majority of your time reviewing and selecting equipment. However, it’s important to think about surfacing from the start. Playground surfacing should not …

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Playground safety tips

Playgrounds are exciting places that help fuel the imaginations of kids and adults alike. In fact, they are one of a few areas left that allow children to freely participate in self-directed, …

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Play Across Rural, Suburban, and Urban Environments – Challenges & Opportunities

Each semester I teach a seminar titled Fine Arts and Play for the Developing Child. The first assignment is to compose a 2000-word essay depicting childhood memories of play. The most …

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Tech on the playground

The ever popular Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known as CES, is taking place this week in Las Vegas.

With that in mind, we’re giving a nod to technology on the playground.…

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A playful pledge for the New Year

Playworld New Years Resolution 2015Committing to a promise of self-improvement is often the goal of a New Year’s resolution. The resolution tradition dates back thousands of years in the Eastern and Western worlds. Although the custom …

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News Year’s resolution 2015: more playtime

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and there’s still time to make your resolution for 2015. If you haven’t made one yet, we have a fun suggestion that veers away …

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Give the gift of unstructured play this year

The winter holiday season is a magical time for many. Schools let out for an extended break and children get a reprieve from the drudgery of daily homework assignments. Likewise, parents receive …

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